"There has been a cultural shift away from collegiality, community, and consideration for others. This fear and defensiveness are antithetical to the values many of us want to bring to our roles. As an administrator, I want to do my role so well that no one notices. David Brodhead recognized that “the deep aim” of administration is “to make itself disappear.”1 In a certain way if an administrator is doing well, they are not noticed. My work should enable and facilitate others to do their work in such a way as they can focus on their work and rarely need to be aware of my role."
Johnstone, David M., "Extending Hospitality When We Fear" (2021). Publications from Student Life & Spiritual Life. 43.